ILIFE V8S: The Robot Vacuum For Pet Hair Under $300

By Michael Fisher·Updated: Apr 15, 2020· 2 min read

At IFA 2017, the Chinese robot vacuum manufacturer ILIFE represented their new robot vacuum cleaner — ILIFE A8. It has a large dustbin, can mop, and comes with a suction inlet that is tangle-free. Let's see what makes the robot vacuum so special.

iLIFE V8S The Smart Flagship Robot Vacuum For Under $250

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Appearance & Design

The ILIFE V8S has a sleek two-color body similar to the A6 or A8 models. As always, ILIFE keeps things minimalist making their robots look modern. It leaves a great impression with its glassy surface. The slim body allows it to reach most areas under furniture, something we've already seen in the ILIFE A8. On the lid, the ILIFE is equipped with five buttons and a LDC screen that shows time and battery level: the buttons are power, home, schedule, spot cleaning, and mapping. A 750 ml dustbin sits on the side of the robot, making it easy to remove and clean.

iLIFE V8s Appearance

Cleaning Performance

The ILIFE V8S is equipped with anti-collision and anti-drop sensors that help it to move around without bumping into things and falling. A large 750ml dustbin holds more dust and dirt, so you don't have to clean it after every run. The tangle-free design makes the robot perfect for families with pets. The i-Move intelligent system has a stable gyro that corrects the cleaning path.

iLIFE V8s smart navigation

Again, the V8S does not have a cleaning brush with bristles. Instead, the ILIFE V8S comes equipped with a suction path that is tangle-free. 

The home assistant also comes with a microfiber cloth and a water tank for wet mopping. The i-Dropping technology controls the amount of water liquid, so the mop is always wet enough but not too much. When the ILIFE V8S is mopping, it moves forward in a 23ft*23ft area, creating a blocked off area behind it.

Avoids Obstacles and Falling Down

As the most of the robots on the market, the ILIFE V8S has sensors that prevent it from bumping into things all around your home and falling down from stairs, tables, etc.

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Battery Life

The robot vacuum cleaner comes with a 2,600 mAh Li-ion battery that works for about 80 minutes in one charge. It takes 3 hours to charge the battery to 100%.

iLIFE V8s auto recharging

Remote Control

You can control your device using its upgraded remote controller. You can move it in different directions, a program scheduled cleaning, start or stop the robot, choose cleaning modes, and make it get back to its charging station. Unfortunately, the ILIFE V8S does not support Wi-Fi.

Price & Where to Buy the iLIFE V8S

ILIFE V8S on Amazon: ~$310.00

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ILIFE V8S on GearBest: ~$260

What is the ILIFE V8S best for?

  • Small households. 80 minutes of battery life is enough to cover a small home.
  • Homes without carpets. The ILIFE V8S is not designed to clean carpets, it does sweep thin ones but cannot provide deeper cleaning.
  • Pet owners. Only if you don’t have thick carpets or would be okay to vacuum the carpets separately. The tangle-free solution is amazing but the suction path is not able to agitate dust hidden in your carpets. The large dustbox holds more pet hair so you don’t have to empty it in the middle of the cleaning cycle.

Wrapping It Up

The ILIFE V8S is a decent vacuum cleaner for small homes with no carpets and pets. It does not clean thick carpets, however, it provides great cleaning performance on bare flooring; the V8S is especially good at picking up pet hair without the cleaning brush getting clogged. 


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  1. Tiffany
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    where is the i-voice assistant system? how can i download it?
    1. Tiffany
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      excuse me but this v8s doesn't have i voice assistant as v8. but it have the schedule of cleaning instead
      1. Michael
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        Hi Tiffany,
        sorry, looks like V8S doesn't have I-Voice Assistant. I have fixed the article. Thank you!
      2. Tiffany
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        please fix your review soon
        1. Brook
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          Your article states, «The coolest part about iLIFE V8s (A8 also has it) it's the feature that makes it get back to its docking base to recharge when the battery is running low and then get back to finish when the robot stopped. The same feature we've seen in Roomba 980.» but under Cons you list «no recharge and resume function.»
          1. Michael Fisher
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            Hi Brook! Thank you for the notice. The iLIFE V8S does not have a recharge & resume feature, I'm sorry that I confused you with that part. Already fixed the mistake.
          2. hulinning2
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            I would like to know about its mopping function. I had iLIFE V7S. it runs almost 4 hours in one charge for its vacuum function. However, its mopping feature is not good. it does not have enough power to carry its own weight when the water container is full of water. It is hardly to go over the transition between hard wood floor and tile.
            1. Dawn
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              Can you add cleaning fluid or disinfectant to the water in the v8?

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